File:NewDeal.jpg|thumb|right|350px|'''Top left''': The Tennessee Valley Authority, part of the New Deal, being signed into law in 1933.
'''Top right''': President Roosevelt was responsible for initiatives and programs of the New Deal.
'''Bottom''': A public mural from one of the artists employed by the Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal.
The '''New Deal''' was a series of programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term (1933–1937) of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
. The programs were in response to the Great Depression in the United States|Great Depression
, and focused on what historians refer to as the "3 Rs," Relief, Recovery, and Reform: relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy to normal levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat...